Step away from the ibuprofen. While your first instinct for treating a tension headache might be to grab the OTC pain meds, there’s actually a super-effective natural remedy that will have you feeling better in 15 seconds. You don’t even have to get out of your seat to do it.
Step 1: Take a deep breath and close your eyes. Give yourself a double chin by lowering your head toward your chest, but keeping your neck straight.
Step 2: Interlace your hands at the crown of your head and gently press down, keeping your chin tucked. You should feel a slight stretch at the base of your skull, along your neck and in your upper back.
Hold this position for 15 seconds, then release. Ahh, that's better.
Additional Reporting by Abby Hepworth